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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 3 Issue 4, Oct. 1985

An imperative sentence processor for voice interactive office applications
Alan W. Biermann, Linda Fineman, Kermit C. Gilbert
Pages: 321-346
DOI: 10.1145/4656.4660
An imperative sentence processor that enables a user to manipulate text with connected speech and touch-graphics input is described. The processor includes capabilities to follow dialogue focus, execute a variety of imperative commands, and...

Document architecture and text formatting
Arno J. H. Peels, Norbert J. M. Janssen, Wop Nawijn
Pages: 347-369
DOI: 10.1145/4656.4657
The formalization of the architecture of documents and text formatting are the central issues of this paper. Besides a fundamental and theoretical approach toward these topics, an overview is presented of the COBATEF system. The COBATEF system...

Productivity trends in certain office-intensive sectors of the U.S. Federal Government
Raymond R. Panko
Pages: 370-379
DOI: 10.1145/4656.214329
It is often said that office productivity is virtually stagnant, increasing only about 4 percent every 10 years. The methodology used to estimate this 4 percent figure is examined and found to be inaccurate! There is no known way to estimate...

DITROFF/FFORTID, an adaptation of the UNIX/DITROFF for formatting bidirectional text
Cary Buchman, Daniel M. Berry, Jakob Gonczarowski
Pages: 380-397
DOI: 10.1145/4656.4658
DITROFF/FFORTID, a collection of pre- and postprocessors for the UNIX DITROFF (Device Independent Typesetter RunOFF) is described. DITROFF/FFORTID permits formatting of text involving a mixture...

Ensuring court admissibility of computer-generated records
Roger King, Carolyn Stanley
Pages: 398-412
DOI: 10.1145/4656.4659
An informal methodology is described for optimizing the likelihood of computer-generated records being admissible in a U.S. court of law. This methodology is intended for individuals who are converting to automated office procedures, as well as...